November 11, 2018
TRUST / FAITH THAT WORKS
Matthew 14:22-33 (NIV) 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.
Response without question
23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, If Jesus found it necessary to pray shouldn’t we? Society problem! 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
What ever is necessary He’ll be there MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
TRUST. ACTIVATE YOUR FAITH IN JESUS
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
FAITH IN ACTION… THIS COULD BE THE END OF THE STORY…
Peters faith is in action in spite of opposition
29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
Has He ever asked you to do something unusual?
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
DON’T BE TOO CRITICAL THE OTHERS ARE STILL IN THE BOAT IN FEAR, LITTLE FAITH AND DOUBT!
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Until you actually let Him in the boat of your life, faith & doubt will be in question.
You will be in the waves of life.
Use your FAITH and He will show up!